Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Report:
Incident: Thatched roof fire
Location: The Street, Heveningham
A call was received to a thatched roof fire on The Street in Heveningham. Initial attendance was appliances from Halesworth, Framlingham and Saxmundham, an appliance and water carrier from Leiston, the Multistar from Bury, a command unit and support pump from Beccles and an appliance from Harleston in Norfolk with the first appliance in attendance at 11:05.
At 11:14 the crews in attendance passed an assistance message stating ‘Make Pumps 6’ so two further appliances from Bungay and Southwold were mobilised. At 11:18 the crews stated there was a semi-detached property with a roof fire breaking through from the chimney. The crews were using 2 x 9m ladders and hose reels to fight the fire. –
“Firefighters are dealing with the aftermath of a blaze in a thatched roof of a house.
The drama unfolded in The Street, Heveningham, near Halesworth, around 10.50am.
When crews arrived they found a semi detached property with a roof fire breaking through the chimney.
Firefighters from Halesworth, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles, Bungay and Southwold and Harleston in Norfolk are in attendance.
The blaze spread to a neighbouring property and crews were stripping the thatch to prevent the blaze from taking hold further before the incident was under control at 1.22pm.
Firefighters are trying to salvage as much property as possible from the homes.” – ipswichstar.co.uk